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post #7831 of 20276
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Originally Posted by rc121 View Post

looking to get my first pair of Vass and wanted some opinions on some models/colors I have in mind. After confirming with Rezso that the F last can be made in an H width, I am interested in several shoes including: the Old english II (#62), italian oxford (#63), French oxford (#126), all on the F last.

Now I know most will say the OE II in oxblood, which I love and probably first drew my attention to Vass. But I am planning on wearing these at my wedding, so keep that in mind. I am not a huge fan of black shoes but maybe the OE has a little too much brogueing as well? Either way, I will be wearing a medium gray suit. I would really like to do something a little unorthodox, like maybe navy calf skin with navy grain or suede on a small section towards the laces. Does this seem a little too much? I'm wlecoming any and all opinions since I am having a terrible time deciding with the huge number of possibilities with models/color/calf alone or with grain or suede.

thanks guys

 

Wouldn't touch anything navy; its a #menswear fad like those camouflage fabric blogger short blazers back in '08.  The only acceptable navy shoes are navy suede drivers.

 

OE2 is great, oxblood and black both works well.  I would skip the Italian Oxford since the adelaide pattern by Vass is already goofy.  Not sure how French oxford would look since there's no toe pattern weighing down on the balmoral line; and being a new pattern, how it will look stretched to a wide/G or double wide/F fitting.

 

Black will always look good with mid to dark colored suits in shades of gray and navy.

post #7832 of 20276
OE2 on oxblood would be my choice as well, or dark cognac, how dark/light grey is your suit?
post #7833 of 20276
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

OE2 on oxblood would be my choice as well, or dark cognac, how dark/light grey is your suit?

I'm still in the process of getting the right suit, as I've bought two that I just did not end up liking and took them back. it will definitely not be considered light. I am thinking something similar to this from suit supply:
http://us.suitsupply.com/suits/suit-grey-plain-sienna-p3460i/P3460I,en_US,pd.html?start=48&cgid=Suits&pmin=1
post #7834 of 20276

black would be the best choice.  than any shade of brown thats almost black.

 

my $0.02

post #7835 of 20276
Dark brown, dark burgundy would be my choice if you really don't want black
post #7836 of 20276
I have more burgundy than dark brown, I think it's more versatile, but most might not quite agree
post #7837 of 20276
I did see an OE II in black and it still looked good, I just know that I wouldn't wear them as often as say oxblood, cognac or a dark brown. Without seeing the oxblood in person, I assume it appears darker inside and more reddish when outside? Would you recommend staying with the normal brogueing or get the plain version?
post #7838 of 20276
I prefer brogue
post #7839 of 20276
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

I prefer brogue
as do I, especially in oxblood. Just wasn't sure if it was worth it to go plain to make it a little more formal
post #7840 of 20276
Bourdeux is another nice color to consider. More interesting color than brown and less agreasive then burgundy.
post #7841 of 20276
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OE2 on oxblood would be my choice as well, or dark cognac, how dark/light grey is your suit?
Vass oxblood is dark enough to pass as an evening shoe, yet with color enough to be more interesting than black for daytime wear.
Below Vass oxblood wholecut on U last, G width.
post #7842 of 20276
Very very nice
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Vass oxblood is dark enough to pass as an evening shoe, yet with color enough to be more interesting than black for daytime wear.
Below Vass oxblood wholecut on U last, G width.
post #7843 of 20276
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Originally Posted by Swede66 View Post

Vass oxblood is dark enough to pass as an evening shoe, yet with color enough to be more interesting than black for daytime wear.
Below Vass oxblood wholecut on U last, G width.

well, oxblood works well with dark grey suit/navy suit, but not so sure about light grey suit
post #7844 of 20276
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Vass oxblood is dark enough to pass as an evening shoe, yet with color enough to be more interesting than black for daytime wear.
Below Vass oxblood wholecut on U last, G width.
Very nice looking shoes sir.
post #7845 of 20276
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

well, oxblood works well with dark grey suit/navy suit, but not so sure about light grey suit
Well, for a light grey suit I'd probably prefer a mid brown/chestnut shoe. Not for a wedding though.
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